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we have a breaking traffic alert for you, an accident on the beltway. it is involving a tractor- trailer, a car and some spilled fuel. this is a live look from our trafficland camera. you can take a look. you don't see too many cars on that one side. guide morning. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir
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dhindsa this morning. first, let's go to tucker barnes for the weather. >> we'll be in for a nice day after yesterday and a couple of rain showers. it looked pretty ominous. during the morning hours, partly cloudy and mostly sunny this afternoon. our high temperature will be a little cooler. 73 at reagan national. we are still holding on to a little bit of that heat. 68 in winchester and still 70s to the south and east in front of our cold front, 76 in ocean city. forecast a good one becoming mostly sunny after morning clouds. cooler this afternoon, 84 degrees. more details on the forecast including a good-looking weekend.
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that. cog up in just a couple of minutes. now, to our other top stories. the bore of a man who shot and wounded a doctor at johns hopkins hospital and then shot and killed his mother in a hospital bed before turning the gun on him says their brother probably thought their mother was suffering. police sound them dead ensued a hospital room after a two-hour standoff. their mother had arthritis and rheumatism and would likely lose her ability to work. as the orthopedic surgeon, david cohen, recovered from the shooting, hospital workers are still very shaken up. >> it is scary knowing that someone is on a rampage with a gun in a hospital where we're supposed to be protected. >> the gunman and his mother both lived in arlington. neighbors knew them as warren davis and 80-year-old jean
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davis. neighbors say the mother and son were rarely spotted outside the home here. >> he was the only one there for her. it was like a 24-hour job for him. he rarely ever stayed in the house. the hospital was his home. >> reporter: that is why news that he is accused of shooting his mother's doctor and turning the gone on his mother and himself is stunning. >> the lady is very nice. you ask her a question, she would always talk back to you. i am really, really upset and shocked about it. >> he always kept to himself, you know, like a private person. >> reporter: most who live in this community have been here for years. they say the son-mother duo are relative newcomers but if he was troubled or felt overwhelmed taking care of her, he never spoke about it.
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>> whatever happened, you wouldn't think it. he had a good side and he loved his mother that. clearly showed through. whatever made him do this, we'll never know. may they both rest in peace. >> reporter: roz plater, fox 5 news. now to prince george's county where police searching for three suspects in the shooting together of a 16- year-old boy. it happened in a park on nicholson street in hyattsville last night near the anacostia tributary trail. a utility worker is being treated to life-threatening injuries following an accident with an electrical line. man was in a cherry picker when it came in contact for live wiewrs. he is being treated for serious burns. it is still unclear if it was a tonight but up in new york, severe weather did kill one person. tornado warning were issued for parts of the big apple. the fast-moving storm packing winds of up to 100 miles per hour ripped off rooftops off
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houses and knocked down power lines up there. about 5,000 people are still without power this morning. we still have plenty ahead. fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts right now. we are following a breaking traffic alert this morning. an accident on the beltway involving a tractor-trailer, a car and spilled fuel. this is a live look right now as you can see on the left side of your screen where there appears to be no traffic getting by at this hour. this is the outer loop. it is closed from connecticut avenue to old georgetown road. we are hearing this happened at about 10:00 last night. obviously, still feeling the effects now. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. i'm in for gurvir dhindsa today. welcome to fox 5 morning news. the weather has been a big issue, not bad but it has been nice and warm yesterday. is it going to stay that way or
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cool down a bit? >> we'll cool done a bit t will be very nice around here but as we get into the weekend, we have lots of sunshine in the forecast. let's get to it, show you the rain showers moving on through. can you see they are now well east of the city an again, just some mixed clouds out there and some clearing skies starting to develop out to the west. you can see the rain showers pushing through. most of the activity around the eastern shore and even out to sea. 74 at participation. 76, ocean city. the cooler air has not yet settled in. you can see the 1r0 now making a mark. it will be a nice pleasant start with less humidity than yesterday after some morning clouds. i think our sunshine will rule
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the region here by this afternoon with highs in the low to mid-80s. a good five to eight degrees cooler than yesterday. let's get a check with julie wright. >> the accident occurred last night about 10:00 t involved a couple of vehicles and a tractor-trailer and a hazmat situation. when i same through a few moments ago on the inner loop, i could see m-d.o.t. was out there. they continue to chon up this mess that was left behind as a result of this crash. the outer loop of the beltway here in the distance is closed. if you are coming from college park, can you go know further west than connecticut avenue. -- they continue to lean up this mess that was left behind as a result of this crash. can you go over to # 55 and exit back on it the beltway and continued westbound in the
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direction of the american legion bridge. -- you can go over to 355 and exit back onto the beltway and continue westbound in the direction of the american legion bridge bridge. 395 still quiet this morning. no problems reported headed up to the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. now, to our big story this morning. we are learning more about why a northern virginia man may have stageed a violent incident at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. police say he shot a doctor, shot and killed his mother, then turned the gun on himself. this morning, that doctor is recovering and now the gunman's family says he was likely overcome with grief about his mother's condition. sherrily joins us live with more on this one. >> reporter: the doctor underwent surgery and is expected to be okay. the shooter's brother says he believes his brother was upset about surgery at johns hopkins hospital because she probably
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wouldn't able to walk again. police say he shot his mother yesterday morning while the surgeon updated him on the condition of his elderly mother. the wounded soldier, dr. david cohen, was shot in the and. the man barricaded himself in the room killing his mother and himself. >> my boss came running in. he said there was a guy running around with a gun and to stay put. it was scary knowing someone was on the outside on a rampage with a gun in a hospital where we're supposed to be protected. >> reporter: the hospital does not have metal protectors. partis lived in south arlington in a hem on kenmore street. neighbors describe them as friendly and quiet but largely keeping to themselves.
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they say the son and to be the mother's sole caretaker. >> it's terrible situation and him having a mother that was going through whatever she was going there and him too probably being the only one to tend to her. >> he had a good side and he loved his mother. that clearly showed through. it clearly showed through. whatever made him do this, we'll never know. may they both rest in peace. >> he grew up in remington, virginia and had moved to arlington to care for his mother. anniversary i contract driver for metro access but his employer says he had been on leave since june. this morning, johns hopkins is operating as normal. >> thank you. checking other local headlines, prince george's county police are s& searching for three suspects in the
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murder of a 16-year-old boy. a utility worker is being treated for life-threatening injuries following an accident with a cherry picker hitting some live wires.
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a horrific story that gained national headlines. coming up next, new details in the case of a woman who claims someone threw as nid her face but was it all a hoax? we're checking -- through acid in her face. but was it all a hoax. and was it a tornado in new york? we'll get an update here on fox 5 morning news. the challenge jobs. don't tell me about a dog. a day care full of kids, house chickens. call a day's work. call 1-800-steemer
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the final seal on the broken oil well is making headlines this morning. the government says a relief well has intersected the blown- out well in the gulf of mexico. it is the last step before plugging it forever with heavy drilling mud and cement. engineers are planning to pump the mud and cement into the well on sunday and the well can finally be considered dead. a strong storm rolled
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through new york city leaving at least two people dead and at least 30,000 customers without power. fire officials say one person died when the roof was ripped off of a building there. another was kill when a tree fell onto a car. the storm barreled through the city with winds of up to 100 miles per hour. frightening several people including this city hall worker. >> it was very scary. i was on the second floor and when we saw -- it was complete darkness. it sounded like a freight train was coming through and we saw complete darkness and all you saw was the rooftops flying by. >> the national weather service is sending investigators to that area to see whether a tornado touched down or not. tornado warnings were issued for staten island, brooklyn and queens. pope benedict is in london this morning on the second day of his visit to the uk.
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the holy father will meet with catholic school children and interfaith leaders. the pope will take part in evening prayers at westminster abbey. protests and controversy are marking the visit. the case of a woman badly burned in an acid attack has taken a surprising turn. it was all a hoax. she faked an encounter with an taxer and doused herself with acid. >> reporter: she and in front. the press, heavily bandaged and fragile with her family by her side. she said she refused to be a victim. >> i can't let what she did to me rock my life. that is not fair. >> reporter: she sufferedsy veer burns on august 30th changing the appearance of her face. her mother shared details of the alleged tax a day after. >> a woman approached her and said, hey, pretty girl and she turned around and the woman said would you like to drink
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this? >> reporter: but the story the 28-year-old told police didn't quite check out. police logged hundreds of hours in the case yet couldn't find the taxer the woman described. >> she was african-american and she had black hair pulled back into pig tails. >> reporter: cops said the acid patterns were more con assistant with the liquid being poured or rubbed rather than flashed. >> ms. storro admitted her swrurries were self-inflictded. she is extremely upset. she is very remorseful. in many ways, this is something that swrut for -- just got bigger than she expected. -- ms. storro admitted her
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injuries were self-inflicted. people texting while driving. could a new cell phone application put a stop it it. wait until you see the weekend forecast. and james wright is in with a look at your on-time traffic coming up right after the break. -- and julie wright is in with a look at your on-time traffic coming up right after the break. ♪ [ female announcer ] it starts with you falling in love with the most personalized most customized piece of furniture you will ever own. ♪ get that one piece right and the rest of the room will just fall into place.
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send some of to you concerts at jiffy lube live for free. today is our last giveaway and it is to see rush tomorrow night at 70 for a chance to win a pair of tickets. you need to correctly answer the trivia question on your screen. rush is made up of three musicians. who writes the lyrics to the majority of their songs? your choices are on the screen. to enter, go to our web site being myfoxdc.com and find the contest on our entertainment page. you can enter until 10:00 this morning. you can read the contest rules there as well. you must be at least 18 years old to enter. five winners will be selected by random drawing today. the prize of a pair of tickets is provided by live nation entertainment you were drumming it up there.
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>> i don't know why i was -- i know rush. i do know weather better than rush. but this a good band. i've seen them before. >> maybe you should try? or can you? >> i'm not sure i'm eligible. we'll let you know that we picked i'm little rain yesterday. it did rain but not nearly enough. our deficits are pretty big particularly at reagan national. we are now about six and a half inches behind so a couple of months behind as far as rain totals for the year. keep our fingers crossed we get some more here but unfortunately it is not in the forecast over the next five to seven days. there goes the rain shower activity. you can see it there off the coast.
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we reported the possibility some of tornadoes up in new york. here again, just some scattered showers. we are left with partly cloudy skies as you get out the door this morning t should turn mostly sunny. our wind will pick up out of the north and west during the course of the day. if you love beautiful weather, you are going to love the next couple of days. we'll have bright sunshine not only this afternoon, saturday, sunday, monday, tuesday. you get the idea here. we'll have several nice days in a row. temperature are cooling off to the north and west where the front is coming through. 64 in gaithersburg. 63 in manassas. 66 in frederick. leonardtown, 72. in cambridge, 726789 the cooler air filtering in. -- in cambridge, 72. mostly sunny this afternoon. 84degrees and also a little cooler, wind out of the north and west at about five to 10 miles per hour. tonight, absolutely beautiful, 60 degrees.
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very comfortable conditions. this will set us up for what will be a fantastic weekend. trying to find some more superlatives for it. let's do some on-time traffic and julie wright. i got caught up in that beltway mess. >> oh, did you? >> they send you down connecticut. >> that's right. they do. you are absolutely right. outer loop, the traffic is being diverted off the beltway at connecticut. all of this is due in part to an accident that occurred about 10:00 last night. it involved a couple of vehicles and a tractor-trailer. when i came through about 0 minutes ago, all of the lanes are open on the inner loop. on the outer loop, they were spreading out the sand, the an osh sent if you will.
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the outer loop of the beltway blocked off at connecticut avenue. you take connecticut avenue, ride that ramp, come southbound to jones bridge. make a right turn on jones bridge road and can you travel northbound on 355. that will take you back up to the beltway. outer loop of the beltway, traffic being diverted off here at connecticut avenue. already starting to see some delays form as you continue westbound around 495 coming west of georgia avenue. do make note of that. on the inner loop of the beltway, the ramp to go northbound i-95 in college park, we have another accident there with this car over the rail. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. could the went onto fight
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teching and driving actually be a phone app? wisdom martin explains. >> reporter: this 16-year-old doesn't va a license yet but she does have a cell phone -- doesn't have a license yet but she does have a cell phone. >> in the last year, she has become very attached to her cell phone. >> reporter: like other parents, she worries about her daughter being distracted when she does start drying. >> what we notice is that whatever we are driving and we see people do really dangerous things on the road, we often notice that they're talking on the phone or texting. >> reporter: texting while driving has been a national problem. there is an idea for a cell phone application. >> as we pulled onto 95 in connecticut, both. our cell phones range simultaneously and as he struggled to fish his out of his pocket and he is at this point a very novice driver, he
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was weaving across the dotted lines. >> it is called i zone and it works with any phone that has gps. once the appear indication is activated and the car reach as a certain speed, the driver will for longer be able it receive phone calls, e-mails or text messages. >> i lost my mother to a driver talking on a cell phone in 2008. i talk to new families every day who lost loved ones in this way. i think people would be focused on drivers again and we'd be a lot safer. we don't realize how distracted we are. >> reporter: what does the 16- year-old think about the app? >> it works really well y we had been talking about it as a family for over two years about what could there possibly be. >> reporter: now that eyes up, cory feels better about her daughter being on the road. we do have an update on that breaking traffic story we've been talking about throughout the morning where parts of the outer loop have been closed from connecticut
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avenue to old georgetown road. we got an update that the outer loop has reopened so traffic should be able to pick up back to normal in the next few minutes as you tax a live look out there. traffic still kind of moving slowly through there but we are one of the told that the outer loop in that area has reopened so traffic should be picking back up to speed here shortly. all right. in other news, there are some concerning numbers coming out from the government. there are now more americans living in poverty than ever before. the numbers show that president barack obama is right when he says last year was tough for working families. as fox's david lee miller takes a look at the latest census data. >> reporter: one in seven americans live in poverty. that is the sobering statistic from the census bureau's annual report on the economic well- being of u.s. households. here is how the numbers break down. the overall poverty rate which covers all ages climbed to 14.3% or 43.6 million people in
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2009. that is up from 13.2% or 39.8 million people theee before. among the working age population, folk 18 to 65 years old, poverty rose from 11.7% to 12.9%. the statistics cover president obama's first year in office when unemployment climbed to 10% in the months after the financial meltdown. the president releasing a statement on the census bureau's numbers saying in part, quote, even before the recession hit, middle class incomes had been stagnant and the number of people living in poverty in america was unacceptably high and today's numbers make it clear our work is just beginning. the actual number of people considered in poverty last year is the largest number in the 51 years that at that time ahas been available. 14.3% number is the highest since 1994. still, it was lower than what analysts expected. many were predicting awe climb somewhere in the range of 14.7% to 15% based on last year's
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skyrocketing unemployment. >> i think there have been a lot of of predicts out there projecting the poverty rate going up more than we suggested. that is one of the reasons we don't do projections and rely on the surray data to look at the information. >> analysts say an increase in social security payments kept the overall poverty rate down. in new york, david lee miller, fox news. we still have plenty ahead including a fox 5 exclusive for you. >> deep inside the heart of america's spy satellite network, i'm tom fitzgerald. coming up, an exclusive look inside the national reconnaissance office in virginia. - thank you.
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